Per usual, it was another intriguing debut week for the National Football League. A few rookies showed signs of stardom, numerous veterans showed they still had plenty of life, and many predictions went right out the proverbial window.
Of course, it certainly wasn’t hunky dory for all. Especially those quarterbacks making their regular-season debuts against “real” defenses, as Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden all found out the hard way. The first-round trio combined for 10 interceptions.
Veteran quarterback Jay Cutler struggled similarly in the 23-10 loss to the Packers on Thursday night of Week 2. Including their 2010 playoff meeting, it marked the fifth time in seven games against defensive coordinator Dom Capers' Green Bay unit that the Bears quarterback threw at least two interceptions.
So what are the best battles that could decide the games in Week 2? We march on.